LIBERTY - The 2003 tax bills will be mailed Friday to Liberty and Casey County property owners.
In the county, 8,963 tax bills will go to 9,679 property owners, and the tax rate is the same as last year, according to Deputy Sheriff Marvine Crutcher. However, assessment of property is up, which will increase the bills.
The city will send out 992 tax bills and hopes to collect $138,700, up $6,456 from 2002, according to Sharleen Rodgers, city clerk. Last year, the city sent out 1,007 bills for a total of $132,224 in taxes. Collection begins immediately, and property owners who do not pay their bills by Jan. 31 will face a 10 percent penalty, Rodgers said.
The county hopes to collect $2,595,740 in tax money with almost half the funds or $1,222,319 going to the Casey County school district, according to Crutcher.